Is it easy to not have any TV at home to protect our children’s brain? motherhood and screens

Is it easy to not have any TV at home to protect our children's brain? motherhood and screens

No TV at home is what I do since I have kids and actually even when I was living by myself I did not have any TV.

Why? Because I do not want my children to be submitted to the constant advertisement and the mediocrity of TV programs.

However I am far from being a perfect mother and I cannot avoid screen time altogether. They play a little bit of video games and watch youtube.

How do you manage screen time for your children my friend my sister? If you do not have kids, do you have a TV at home or not?

How to handle #teenagers and #socialmedia for worried #mums #communicate and #supervise with respect

How to handle #teenagers and #socialmedia for worried #mums #communicate and #supervise with respect
How to handle #teenagers and #socialmedia for worried #mums #communicate and #supervise with respect

I have been asked questions by two women from our beautiful community about our teenagers and how to deal with them being exposed to social media and, unfortunately pornography. How to handle this? Can we avoid it? Maybe prevent it to protect the brain of our children and ensure the appropriate development of our teens?

Empowered by the reading of a book (in French) about raising teenagers differently, which was so good that I did a review about it on youtube, I apply two principles to raising my teens.

The first one is an easy and open communication channel. My wish is for that link to never be broken, that they are always free to confide in me, without any shame, knowing that since they are small children, I never told them off when they admitted a mistake to me. I do not make fun of them. I listen and try to understand.

The second principle lies in respectful supervision, which is the consequence of an easy communication channel. I am very aware that I cannot control everything. Where I can have an impact is by supporting my teens with kindness and respect, trusting them while explaining to them the dangers of internet and pornography for instance.

How to handle #teenagers and #socialmedia for worried #mums #communicate and #supervise with respect

If you have tips about handling our teenagers being exposed to the dangers of the internet, please share below and help other women my friend my sister!